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Examining the Associations between Household Chaos and Child Diet Quality and Obesity Risk

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dc.contributor.advisor Buchholz, Andrea
dc.contributor.advisor Haines, Jess
dc.contributor.author Jewell, Kira
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-09T13:21:27Z
dc.date.available 2019-09-09T13:21:27Z
dc.date.copyright 2019-09
dc.date.created 2019-08-20
dc.date.issued 2019-09-09
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/17399
dc.description.abstract The home environment is an influential framework for child health outcomes. The Confusion, Hubbub, and Order Scale (CHAOS) was developed by Matheny and colleagues to measure the level of disorganisation in the home. Families across all levels of socioeconomic status report moderate to high scores on the CHAOS. However, associations between the CHAOS and child diet and weight outcomes have not been extensively examined. This thesis examined associations between CHAOS scores and the diet quality (n=131), BMI-z score (n=90), and percent fat mass (n=72) of children between the ages of two and six years. Linear regression using generalized estimating equations was used to investigate associations between household chaos and children’s diet quality, BMI-z score, and percent fat mass. In this sample, there were no significant associations between chaos and children’s diet quality, BMI z-score, or percent fat mass. Researchers should continue to examine these relationships in diverse samples. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Pre-school children en_US
dc.subject Nutrition en_US
dc.subject Diet Quality en_US
dc.subject Obesity Risk en_US
dc.subject Household Chaos en_US
dc.title Examining the Associations between Household Chaos and Child Diet Quality and Obesity Risk en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Family Relations and Applied Nutrition en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition en_US
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